The U.S. Defense Department is in the ‘final stages’ of drafting a strategy for cyber warfare that refines for military commanders a broad White House policy that equates such attacks with armed assaults on the nation.
The U.S. and China will confer on maritime issues next month as the two countries resume military talks broken off after the Obama administration announced an arms sale to Taiwan earlier this year, a Pentagon spokesman said.
The Pentagon is prepared to quickly analyze the extent of damage to U.S. national security if more secret documents are released by the WikiLeaks.org website and to take action to mitigate problems, a spokesman said today.
North Korea lobbed artillery shells at a South Korean island near the disputed border between the two countries, killing two soldiers and setting houses ablaze in the worst attack on its neighbor in at least eight months.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered a review of the Pentagon’s financial controls and a speed-up of preparations for a military-wide audit, steps he said are needed to assure the public that his department is minimizing waste.
Boeing Co. and European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. shouldn’t see any significant fallout from a “clerical error” releasing some data on their bids for a $35 billion aerial tanker program, the U.S. Defense Department said.
The U.S. State Department intends to evacuate approximately 900 Americans from Egypt to “safe havens” today, more than one-third of the 2,400 people who have contacted the department seeking evacuation assistance, the agency said today.
The U.S. is withholding about $800 million in military aid to Pakistan over actions by the nuclear- armed country since the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, said White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley.
The Pentagon warned the U.S. Senate and House Armed Services Committees that the website WikiLeaks.org “intends to release several hundred thousand” classified U.S. State Department cables as soon as Nov. 26.